Total Calories: 98
Mix all the ingredients together in a large pot (or crockpot), and cook about an hour or longer—the longer the better. Serve with cornbread or tortillas, and perhaps a little grated low-fat dairy or soy cheese. Enjoy!
Variations: Add chopped zucchini or yellow squash, chopped cooked potatoes, or mushrooms. For something deliciously different, try serving this over a baked potato.
*Epazote: An herb native to Mexico commonly used in long-simmering dishes.
Fun Fact: Chile con carne literally means “pepper with meat.” Not an authentic Mexican dish, earliest accounts show it was sold on the square in San Antonio in the last decades of the nineteenth century. Lyndon Johnson suggested chili be named the state food of Texas—it now is.
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